Lodz is the third city in Poland in terms of the number of inhabitants and the fourth largest, it is located in the centre of Poland. In the past (history) Lodz was called Polish Manchester, after the collapse of textile industry the post-factory buildings underwent systematic revitalisation turning Lodz into a cultural and entertainment centre. In 2022, Lodz was recognised in National Geographic Traveler magazine's 'Best of the World 2022' global poll in the 'Sustainable Development' category.
Lodz is important educational and cultural centre, there are numerous educational institutions (the largest: TUL, UL, UM museums, theatres, cinemas, and modern sport facilities (in 2022 Lodz was an organiser of European University Games). One cannot forget Lodz's film history, thanks to which the city was awarded the title of UNESCO City of Film in 2017. The focal point of Lodz is Piotrkowska Street, which is full of pubs and restaurants offering dishes from all over the world - a place appreciated by many European tourists, who have made Lodz their favourite weekend trips destination.
Lodz also hosts a number of festivals, such as: Summer Jazz Academy, International Festival of Youth Creativity FOLK INSPIRATIONS, Geyer Music Factory, which is usually in August and Lodz of Four Cultures Festival, Light Move Festival, and International Festival Of Comics And Games which takes place every year in September. Detailed information on attractions in Lodz can be found on the tourist information website.